Two promising youngsters added to the Kent Academy programme for 2010

Thursday 7th January 2010

Two promising youngsters have been added to the Kent Academy for the 2010 senior programme. Ben Kemp and John Williams, who are both right-arm seam bowlers, have put in a series of impressive performances in county under 17 training and have now earned their promotion into the Academy set-up.

Ben attends St Edmunds School in Canterbury and plays his club cricket for Sandwich. He is the son of Nick Kemp, who played for Kent in the late 1970s and early 1980s. John plays his club cricket at Lordswood and goes to Thomas Aveling School in Rochester.

Commenting on the double signing, Kent“s Academy director, Phil Relf, said: “Seam bowling is an area that we are keen to develop as we have identified potential gaps in our playing staff, in the next few years, in this department. We will now be able to support them in greater detail, with guidance in some key areas such as technique, fitness and injury prevention.”

Photo:Phil Relf with Ben Kemp (l) and John Williams (r)